I've been invited to speak at a panel discussion being sponsored by the SDC and Broadway Green Alliance. The discussion is called Directing Green and it's happening tonight at the New Amsterdam Theater.
The discussion is intended to open the discussion on how directors can promote sustainable practices in their work on stage. The director is really the captain of the ship when it comes to theatrical productions, and so the tone the captain sets will often dictate which way the ship sails.
For my part, I've been asked to speak on a panel of designers and sustainability experts. I'm quite humbled to be part of this group which includes:
- Allen Hershkowitz - Senior Scientist of the Natural Resources Defense Council
- Andrew Lauer - Costume Designer for countless amazing shows including Broadway's Bring It On: The Musical and the National Tour of American Idiot
- Donyale Werle - Tony Award winning Scenic Designer of Peter and the Starcatcher
- Marjorie Horne - Stage Manager and Event Planner for productions including the 2000 Democratic Convention
- Bob Usdin - Owner of Showman Fabricators
If you're at all interested in sustainability in the theater please do come tonight the discussion starts at 7:00PM and it promises to be insightful. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I know I'll learn a ton and I'm on the panel. The event is being moderated by John Carrafa a dancer and choreographer who's work includes Nashville, Something Borrowed, Bride Wars, The Polar Express and countless other pieces.